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Larry's Yellow Rdstr

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What vendor would you drivers suggest to get springs that would lower my 87 vert. Since putting 17" rims and tires the car looks like its a 4 wheels drive. I have heard of the fibreglass springs but don't know anyone that has used them. I need to drop the rear 2.5 inches and the front about 1.5"

Any experiences would be helpful.

TIA

Lar
 
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tigmaned

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your corvette already has fiberglass springs in the front and back.
to lower a C4 vette like ours, you need longer bolts for the rear leaf spring, and theres wedges for the front you install after you remove a thick rubber cushion. no need for new leaf springs.
i am lowering my back with longer 10" bolts i got and a good hardware store, got to get aleast grade 8 bolts.
 

Larry's Yellow Rdstr

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Thanks tigmaned for the info. I ordered the necessary kit from a vendor on CAC, VBP. Your advice saved me some $$$
 

aboatguy

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To get your 2.5 rear and 1.5 front drop you may need to cut some rubber in the front and restack the spacers in the rear.


Mike
 

JrRifleCoach

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Larry's Yellow Rdstr said:
Thanks tigmaned for the info. I ordered the necessary kit from a vendor on CAC, VBP. Your advice saved me some $$$
Have you done suspension work before? You may want to consider getting a four wheel alignment after your finished lowering.
 
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JPS

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I would suggest higher grade bolts than 8 and the allignment is essential after lowering since everything has to come loose. After lowering my right front wheel was 1 cm disalligned from the left front wheel, you might want to consider this before you hit the brakes. Please post some before and after photo's.
 

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